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Italian Numbers
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You might find cardinal (counting) numbers the most useful to know—you will need them to express time, record dates, do math, interpret recipe amounts, and, of course, count. In Italian, cardinal numbers are written as one word. Use the following table to memorize numbers from 1 to 100.

ITALIAN CARDINAL NUMBERS: 1-100
1unoOO-noh
2dueDOO-eh
3treTREH
4quattroKWAHT-troh
5cinqueCHEEN-kweh
6seiSEH-ee
7setteSET-teh
8ottoOHT-toh
9noveNOH-veh
10diecidee-EH-chee
11undiciOON-dee-chee
12dodiciDOH-dee-chee
13trediciTREH-dee-chee
14quattordicikwaht-TOR-dee-chee
15quindiciKWEEN-dee-chee
16sediciSEH-dee-chee
17diciassettedee-chahs-SET-teh
18diciottodee-CHOHT-toh
19diciannovedee-chahn-NOH-veh
20ventiVEN-tee
21ventunoven-TOO-noh
22ventidueven-tee-DOO-eh
23ventitréven-tee-TREH
24ventiquattroven-tee-KWAHT-troh
25venticinqueven-tee-CHEEN-kweh
26ventiseiven-tee-SEH-ee
27ventisetteven-tee-SET-teh
28ventottoven-TOHT-toh
29ventinoveven-tee-NOH-veh
30trentaTREN-tah
40quarantakwah-RAHN-tah
50cinquantacheen-KWAHN-tah
60sessantases-SAHN-tah
70settantaset-TAHN-ta
80ottantaoht-TAHN-ta
90novantanoh-VAHN-tah
100centoCHEN-toh

The numbers venti, trenta, quaranta, cinquanta, and so on drop the final vowel when combined with uno and otto. Tre is written without an accent, but ventitré, trentatré, and so on are written with an accent.

Beyond 100
Do you remember those good old days before the euro's arrival in Italy when you would pay a few thousand lire for admission to a museum or a cappuccino and biscotti? Tourists needed more than just the numbers up to 100 to get around. Lire are history, but learning numbers greater than 100 might still prove useful. Though they might seem unwieldy, after a bit of practice you'll be rolling them off your tongue like a pro.

ITALIAN CARDINAL NUMBERS: 100 AND GREATER
100centoCHEN-toh
101centouno/centunocheh-toh-OO-noh/chehn-TOO-noh
150centocinquantacheh-toh-cheen-KWAHN-tah
200duecentodoo-eh-CHEN-toh
300trecentotreh-CHEN-toh
400quattrocentokwaht-troh-CHEN-toh
500cinquecentocheen-kweh-CHEN-toh
600seicentoseh-ee-CHEN-toh
700settecentoset-the-CHEN-toh
800ottocentooht-toh-CHEN-toh
900novecentonoh-veh-CHEN-toh
1.000milleMEEL-leh
1.001milleunomeel-leh-OO-noh
1.200milleduecentomeel-leh-doo-eh-CHEN-toh
2.000duemiladoo-eh-MEE-lah
10.000diecimiladee-eh-chee-MEE-lah
15.000quindicimilakween-dee-chee-MEE-lah
100.000centomilachen-toh-mee-leh
1.000.000un milioneOON mee-lee-OH-neh
2.000.000due milioniDOO-eh mee-lee-OH-neh
1.000.000.000un miliardoOON mee-lee-ARE-doh

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